“MEDIA COVERAGE AND BRANDING EFFECTS ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS”

(How predictions failed and what it means for 2018, 2020)

 
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tad devine

“One of our nation’s most respected
Political Consultants” USA TODAY
Frequent guest on The Colbert Report

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scott lang

Lifelong Democratic Party Strategist,
Legal Counsel, Activist
Three Term Mayor of New Bedford, MA

Wednesday, June 14, 5:30-7:30PM*
Dedee Shattuck Gallery, 1 Partner’s Lane, Westport, MA

$10 Donation at Event Suggested

Please register for this event on our EventBrite page as tickets are limited.

Receptions with guests at 5:30, Program start 6
Q&A led by UMD Professor Douglas Roscoe


tad devine

Tad Devine has produced television advertising in 20 winning U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, and has worked as a media consultant and strategist in 11 winning campaigns for President and Prime Minister around the world, most recently on Senator Bernie Sander’s Presidential Campaign. He’s been recognized as one of “the nation’s most respected media consultants” by USA Today, and in 2003 Ireland’s Sunday Business Post called his firm “one of the most highly regarded and influential in the world.” He is considered a leading expert on the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination process and general election strategy. Tad has been a frequent guest on the Colbert Report , http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ug78n1/the-colbert-report-tad-devine, The Daily Show, Hardball with Chris Mathews.

scott lang

Scott Lang served as New Bedford’s Mayor for 3 terms defeating a four-term incumbent to serve as the city’s 37th Mayor. Scott Lang was re-elected for a second term by 87%  and his third term, having declared he would not run for a fourth by 78% of the vote. 


For decades Scott has been a key strategist, legal counsel and activist in the Democratic Party.  Starting as the National Youth Coordinator then staff assistant for Hubert H Humphrey to the Executive Director of the Credentials Committee for the 1976 Democratic National Convention. Scott served as the Deputy to the National Campaign Director, Kennedy for President in D.C. and Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the DNC as well as to Governor Jerry Brown.

doug roscoe

Doug Roscoe is a Political Science Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and previously was Director of General Education at UMD from 2008-2015. Doug has served as President of the Faculty Senate from 2015 to present.